Committee Roles: Student Representative

Role Description

  • Volunteer
  • Remote (open to all locations in Australia)
  • Currently enrolled or graduated in the past year from a Board-approved masters of I/O psychology program


The Student Representative is responsible for partnering with other committee members to design, deliver, evaluate, and report on initiatives aligned with SIOPA’s annual committee plan. Your role will be to:

  • Join one portfolio / sub-committee (see list of portfolios below)
  • Assist in the development of your sub-committee’s annual plan
  • Implement initiatives aligned to your annual plan
  • Assist with monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of progress to the Board
  • Be a voice for student members of SIOPA and advocate for their needs
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with tertiary partners
  • Act in accordance with regulations and SIOPA’s rules and by-laws


You will lead one of the below portfolios / sub-committees:

  • MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT: Coordinates activities that improve the member experience.
  • CPD & EVENTS: Plans and delivers a range of events run by SIOPA in person or online.
  • COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING: Organises the external communications by SIOPA in line with the organisation’s brand and values.
  • ADVOCACY & RESEARCH: Promotes the growth of the evidence base for industrial organisational psychology in Australia.
  • CORPORATE SERVICES: Implements activities that support the general functioning and sustainability of the core SIOPA systems and infrastructure.

What do I need?

This role is for someone with a passion for strengthening and protecting the I/O psych community. You will bring:

  • Understanding and commitment to SIOPA’s vision
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Proactivity and willingness to take ownership
  • Relationship management skills
  • Analysis and reporting skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Time Commitment

The role generally requires a commitment of up to 2 hours per week.

What’s in it for me?

  • Exciting opportunities to be at the forefront of shaping and advocating for your profession
  • Connections to a global network of like-minded practitioners
  • Access to professional development opportunities

How do I apply?

Whilst committee roles are often filled, there is regular movement within the organisation and we would encourage you to express your interest so that we can start to discuss how best you would contribute to SIOPA, and the furthering of the I/O psychology profession.

Please send your expressions of interest to Be sure to include:

  1. The role you are applying for (i.e., portfolio lead, committee officer, student representative)
  2. Your portfolio / sub-committee preference/s
  3. Your CV.